Alexandra Devine – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Mustangs are invited to partake in the third annual 2022 Manatee Libraries Teen Poetry Contest.

Poets must be aged 13-18 and be a student in Sarasota or Manatee County. Submissions must include the poet’s name, age, school, a contact phone number, and email.

Select poems will be published in a special issue of “805,” the library sponsored magazine. Three winners will receive feedback from The New Yorker’s poetry coordinator, Hannah Aizenman.

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All participants will be honored at a special reading at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at the Braden River Branch Library.

Each participant may submit up to three poems to teen librarian Molly Saunders at by Sunday, April 10.

Senior Reva Gandhi stated, “This competition is a great way to meet people with like-minded interests and share your passion for poetry.”

Contest and submission guidelines can be found here.